Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay

S1, E3: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Decay

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S1 E3: Now turn to unstable nuclei and the process of radioactive decay. Trace three types of decay - alpha, beta, and gamma - studying the particles involved, their charge (or lack thereof) and energy ranges. Measure radioactivity with a Geiger counter, and consider what it would take to shield against each type of radiation.